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What are the signs when you get an eye infection?

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Dr. Paige Gutheil
Family Medicine

In brief: Redness, drainage

In general, an eye infection may cause -redness of the eyelid (outer portion or the inner portion called the conjunctiva) -thick and discolored drainage from the eye (you may notice that this drainage causes the eye to be matted shut upon awakening) -swelling of the eyelid -the eyelid to feel warmer than the surrounding skin -discomfort or itching.

In brief: Redness, drainage

In general, an eye infection may cause -redness of the eyelid (outer portion or the inner portion called the conjunctiva) -thick and discolored drainage from the eye (you may notice that this drainage causes the eye to be matted shut upon awakening) -swelling of the eyelid -the eyelid to feel warmer than the surrounding skin -discomfort or itching.
Dr. Paige Gutheil
Dr. Paige Gutheil
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine

In brief: Discharge & reddness

Symptoms of an eye infection include a discharge from the infected eye (clear or cloudy), reddness, irritation, lid swelling, and/or pain.
Some eye infections, if not diagnosed properly, can lead to significant eye problems, including blindness. You should consult your doctor if you notice these symptoms.

In brief: Discharge & reddness

Symptoms of an eye infection include a discharge from the infected eye (clear or cloudy), reddness, irritation, lid swelling, and/or pain.
Some eye infections, if not diagnosed properly, can lead to significant eye problems, including blindness. You should consult your doctor if you notice these symptoms.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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